IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy) Awards announces KJ Singh as Honorary Vice-Chairman

Mumbai, India, 25 July 2022 - The Indian Recording Arts Academy (IRAA) Awards announced that Recording and Mixing engineer/Music Producer Kanwarjit Singh Sawhney, popularly known as K.J. Singh - will take on the role of IRAA Honorary Vice-Chairman with immediate effect.

An alumnus of Trebas Institute of Recording Arts, Toronto, Canada, K.J. Singh has, over the last 40 years, worked closely with top composers and singers of India, as also with various new artists/bands (He runs a label called Asli Music, to support them). He has won the National Film Award, Filmfare Award as a sound designer and also the Pro Sound Systems - AES India Awards (now IRAA). He has also handled duty as a Live Sound Engineer for composer AR Rahman, singers Hariharan, Colonial Cousins, Lucky Ali and the late Jagjit Singh. KJ's studio recording credits include Engineered/Mixed/Mastered and Produced on numerous hit music albums. KJ's illustrious career also includes music composition. Full Bio in Link

"KJ adequately fulfills expectations, need and desires as IRAA chief, in his intense motivation to reward recording arts in music. KJ is alive to the exploding talent in independent recordings by producer-recording engineer, musician, singer. IRAA aims to recognize global success potential as it emerges, and KJ is fully invested with the paramountcy of Jury and process. I am confident of announcing soon a remarkable Jury. Cheers! To 16th IRAA Awards 2022," said Anil Chopra, Founder & Chairman of IRAA.

The winners will be selected by an independent jury of renowned sound engineers and music industry professionals from across the country. As Honorary Vice-Chairman, K.J Singh will spearhead the Jury selection process and oversee the entire evaluation and assessment process, ensuring that all entries received are reviewed and judged fairly. The new Jury list will be made available by next week.

The IRAA Awards are governed by Anil Chopra, Founder and Chairman and Smita Rai, Deputy Project Director of PALM expo and AV-ICN Expo, who has been Executive Director of IRAA since 2016. Smita also produces the CONFERENCE for PALM AND AV-ICN and is Editor of both magazines.

Nominations for IRAA 2022 will open on August 15th, 2022. Only the Soundtrack/Albums/Movies/Web Series released officially and available to the public at large from January to December 2021 are valid for nomination. Last date to submit the nominations is 15th October 2022. List of categories for 2022 can be accessed on

The IRAA 2022 award ceremony will be streamed in December this year. Smita Rai, will manage the coordination of the awards, overseeing the entry and nomination process.

For more information, please contact:

Anil Chopra at | K.J. Singh at | Smita Rai at

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